Campus News

UK Board Accepts Gifts, Pledges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2011) − The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today accepted more than $5.6 million in gifts and pledges.

Don L. Jacobs Sr. provided a gift of $500,000 and a pledge of $1 million, as well as providing a gift of $500,000 and a pledge of $1 million from the Don Jacobs Charitable Foundation to support the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital health education center and emergency department and to establish the Don Jacobs Special Projects Fund. In recognition of this support, the health education center will be named the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center.

E.ON U.S. of Louisville provided a gift of $2 million to create and endow the E.ON U.S. Endowed Scholarship Fund in the College of Engineering.

The estate of John W. Denton provided a gift of $640,000 to create the Enid and Jack Denton Endowed Scholarship Fund in the Student Financial Aid Office. Denton, an alumnus of the College of Agriculture, died in September 2010.

The Kentucky Christian Foundation of Lexington has given $5,300 to add to the existing Braden-Clark Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease Research in the College of Medicine. The foundation is submitting this gift for matching funds from Kentucky's Endowment Match Program.